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Blues at lunchtime concert

The next Lunchtime Concert in the Park in downtown Hinesville Friday will feature the blues rifts of Bottles & Cans.

May 18, 2010 | Staff report | Things to Do


DoD: recalled helmets no 'direct threat' to soliders

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2010 - The Army recall of 44,000 Advanced Combat Helmets that were issued to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan is the result of a Department of Justice investigation as well as independent tests that show the helmets do not meet Army standards, military officials said today.

Army officials say the recalled helmets are not a "direct risk" to soldiers.

May 18, 2010 | By Master Sgt. Doug Sample Army News Service | Military


Hinesight for May 17

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Opinion


Jekyll Island panel picks new developer

JEKYLL ISLAND - The Jekyll Island Authority chose three developers Monday to take over key pieces of the state park's extensive makeover, which hit a snag six months ago when its main private partner backed out of the project.

Rather than hire another single developer to tackle all the privately funded components of the island's redevelopment - an investment estimated at $80 million to $100 million - Jekyll Island's board of directors voted to divide them among different firms.

May 17, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


State school head stepping down

ATLANTA - Kathy Cox is stepping down as Georgia's school superintendent to take over a new national education nonprofit.

A tearful Cox said Monday that she will resign as the state's school's chief June 30.

May 17, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Firefighters keep it cool at chili cookoff

City of Hinesville Firefighters Alex Mason, Marta Cuevas, Eric Little and Justin Zieman arrived on the scene at First Baptist Church on May 2, not with fire hoses but with plenty of antacid. The first responders kept things cool at the church's Kentucky Chucky's Great Chili Cookoff, where they judged the contest.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Wiregrass E-911 center opens

May 17, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Small World Festival an 'international' hit

The local community appeared Saturday as a virtual tossed salad of ethnic groups, each one adding a distinct flavor to Liberty County during the third annual Small World Festival in downtown Hinesville.

May 17, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE


Wounded twice in one week

Editor, I am Col. Harry Rubin, U.S. Army, retired, and a former deputy commander of Fort Stewart and chief of staff of the 24th Infantry Division when I retired on Cottrell Field at Fort Stewart.

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


How to raise money for health-care reform

Editor, I feel this letter is long overdue. This is what I think should be done about health care reform here in the United States. To bring down the cost of health care, the U.S. government needs to control the cost of medical care and the cost of medical insurance.

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Good workout interferes with moving

I learned a very important lesson this week: Never start an extreme workout program during the week you plan to move all of your belongings from one house to another.

May 17, 2010 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Gun law isn't black and white these days

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently called the expanded gun law passed by the Georgia Legislature "very worrisome." He couldn't be more right.

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Opinion


Vidalia onions just another Georgia blessing

If I want to pucker a few know-it-all Yankee fannies, all I have to do is start bragging about how the Great State of Georgia is most blessed among these our United States.

May 17, 2010 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Prayer for community, each other

First, on behalf of the United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County, we want to thank you for your support as we celebrated another National Day of Prayer. We appreciate your prayers for our leaders, children, homeless, community, families and one another.

May 17, 2010 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


First women's Bible conference a success

The ladies of the Living Word Church of God just spent an exciting weekend at their first Bible conference.

May 17, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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No better news

It does not take a lot to amaze me, but there are some things that do.

September 30, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Cell phone turns in suspect

What's commonly referred to as a "butt dial" reportedly helped local police catch a teen who is suspected of going through unlocked cars.

September 30, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


'Magnificent Seven' not as good as first, still enjoyable

"The Magnificent Seven" is a remake of the 1960 Western classic put in the great hands of director Antoine Fuqua. It may not live up ...

September 30, 2016 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


Amendment 1 is not the answer

Editor: In order to turn around struggling schools, Gov. Nathan Deal proposed creation of an Opportunity School District (OSD). To do this, there has to ...

September 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Fighting Georgia's shadow economy

The United States has a massive underground economy – reportedly over $1 trillion.

September 29, 2016 | By state Rep. Jeff Jones Guest columnist | Opinion


Trust the Lord with all your heart

We are taught in God's word that faith is necessary to be pleasing to God. (Heb 11:6).

September 29, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Being a bed-wetting liberal redneck ain't easy

Oh, great. I have just been outed. It turns out that I am a bed-wetting liberal redneck. You were sure to find that out sooner ...

September 29, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Savannah Philharmonic opens season, picnic Sunday

Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra started its 2016-17 season earlier this month, but what it calls the city's largest outdoor musical event, Picnic in the Park ...

September 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Life in Liberty Q&A: Color Prowl runner

Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Executive Assistant Kelly Wiggins is proud of her roots.

September 29, 2016 | Staff report | Things to Do


Man sought in Chatham drug bust believed to be in Hinesvlle

A Savannah man reportedly living in the Hinesville area is wanted by the Chatham-Savannah Narcotics Team for his alleged role in what authorities are calling ...

September 29, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Time for some color in your life

A bunch of people in Liberty County are getting together Saturday to paint the town yellow, green and several other colors-a Liberty County first.

September 29, 2016 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | Things to Do


Lowcountry boil for Chamber members Oct. 7

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Membership Appreciation Lowcountry Boil and Oyster Roast for members on Oct. 7, at Bryant Commons ...

September 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Jordye Bacon's twin daughters turn 80

Twins June Bacon Salter and Joye Bacon Blyer will celebrate their 80th birthdays on Friday. They are daughters of the late Jordye Bacon, former superintendent ...

September 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Long County honors teacher of year

Smiley Elementary School's Kay Deloach was announced as the system's teacher of the year during the Sept. 19 Long County Board of Education ...

September 29, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Education


Stem the tide of trash going into oceans

Want to hear something scary, scarier than any horror movie I have ever seen?

September 28, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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